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The New McCarthyism: Angela Davis Speaks in New York After Critics Shut Down Two Events

When high school students in Rockland County, New York, invited renowned activist and professor Angela Davis to speak, the event got shut down in two different venues over protests that she was “too radical.” But the students persevered, and Angela…

Who Should Pay for Climate Crisis? Global South Demands “Loss and Damage” from Wealthy Nations

We are broadcasting from COP27, the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where poorer countries in the Global South that are weathering the worst effects of the climate crisis are calling for wealthy nations to pay reparations in the…

US elections: Ralph Nader urges Democrats to “crush” the Republican Party

Ralph Nader, the legendary consumer rights activist and former Green Party US presidential candidate, has urged Democrats to “crush the Republican Party in 2022”. Nader believes that the authoritarianism embraced by the Republican Party poses an existential challenge to American…

Putin says world faces most dangerous moment since World War II

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the world faces the most dangerous and unpredictable decade since the end of World War II while insisting that the war in Ukraine is continuing as planned. During a four-hour speech at a…

Environment and democracy in the eye of the storm

Hurricane season and election season have converged in the United States. The prospect of catastrophic and irreversible climate change and the possible decline of democracy in the world are very real scenarios. The fate of these essential pillars of our…

Academy of Motion Picture Arts Apologizes to Indigenous Activist Sacheen Littlefeather over 1973 Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has formally apologized to Indigenous activist and actress Sacheen Littlefeather. In 1973, she took the stage at the Oscars on behalf of Marlon Brando, who boycotted the ceremony to protest Hollywood’s portrayal…

17 Democratic Lawmakers Arrested at Abortion Protest Outside the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, 17 Democratic lawmakers were arrested outside the Supreme Court while protesting the court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Protesters: “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! If we don’t get it? Shut it…

Slavery, Abortion and Maternal Mortality: The US Abrogation of Abortion Rights and its Disproportionate Impact on Women of Colour

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court upheld by a six to three vote a Republican-backed Mississippi state law banning abortion afterwards at 15 weeks gestation. It also overturned Roe v. Wade by five votes to four. Chief Justice John Roberts supported…

“The Inevitable Has Happened”: Boris Johnson to Resign as PM After Mounting Scandals, Resignations

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party on Thursday following a wave of departures from his government, including senior Cabinet members. The party will choose a new leader and the country’s next prime…

Spanish Congress approves the “law of only yes is yes” that establishes consent as a determinant in cases of sexual assault

The Spanish Congress passed landmark legislation that would codify into Spanish law the definition of consent as an explicit expression of a person’s will, freeing victims of sexual assault from the burden of having to prove that violence or intimidation…

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